The highest-paid NBA players in 2022

Sportico recently published the top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2022 and – lo and behold – LeBron James is the king ahead of the three soccer superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar. James earned almost three times more than his …

Sportico recently published the top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2022 and – lo and behold – LeBron James is the king ahead of the three soccer superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

James earned almost three times more than his current salary with the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to his many endorsement deals. No other athlete got paid more through sponsors and brand endorsements than James.

King James is not alone at the top as far as NBA players go, however, as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and James Harden made it to the Top 10, too.

Check out below the NBA players on that list.

The NBA players with the best winning percentage ever

Take a look at the NBA players with the best winning percentages in league history: Kawhi Leonard, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird…

In the NBA, winners get immortalized over anyone else, pretty much like in every other sport in existence.

As such, we decided to take a look at the NBA players with the best winning percentages in league history.

The player who remains No. 1 in that stat is Kawhi Leonard, which makes sense considering how much winning he has done throughout his career. He’s followed by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, two of the greatest players ever who played solely for two of the best franchises in NBA history.

Check out the full rankings below.

Playoff MVP Race: Jayson Tatum the early No. 1

HoopsHype ranks the 15 top MVP candidates for the 2021-22 NBA playoffs, led by Jayson Tatum this week.

Playoff game-winners, highlight, monstrous dunks and overall two-way dominance, the 2021-22 NBA playoffs have been nothing short of thrilling, with only two teams sent home so far.

As we usually do, the HoopsHype staff has voted for the Top 15 players in the playoff MVP race.

Check out the full results for the first edition of this series below.

2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top players available next offseason

With many top-level players signing extensions, the 2022 free-agent class is another one not to call home about. As a team, we voted on the top free agents available this summer, and below are the results. The Top 5 features three 2-guards, one …

With many top-level players signing extensions, the 2022 free-agent class is another one not to call home about.

As a team, we voted on the top free agents available this summer, and below are the results. The Top 5 features three 2-guards, one point guard and a center, exemplifying the lack of elite frontcourt in this class.

And even some of the players in the Top 5 have question marks surrounding them.

The colleges with the most NBA All-Stars

Basketball fans often have college programs they support, be it where they went to school or just programs that they are fans of for other reasons. One talking point they often use to support their schools is the number of NBA All-Stars their …

Basketball fans often have college programs they support, be it where they went to school or just programs that they are fans of for other reasons. One talking point they often use to support their schools is the number of NBA All-Stars their programs have produced.

To help you out in such arguments, below, we put together a list of the colleges with the most NBA All-Stars.

The best post-All-Star break teams ever

Although this may be obvious to some, a team’s overall record for a regular season is a far better indicator of potential playoff success than having a torrid stretch after the All-Star break, as the larger sample size cannot be ignored. Regardless, …

Although this may be obvious to some, a team’s overall record for a regular season is a far better indicator of potential playoff success than having a torrid stretch after the All-Star break, as the larger sample size cannot be ignored.

Regardless, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the best win-loss records for teams after the All-Star break.

For reference, below the teams’ records after the All-Star break, we added how they did in the playoffs. Spoiler alert: A few of them won titles.

Check out the list below.

Ranking the likeliest players to make All-Star debuts this season

HoopsHype ranks the 14 players who are likeliest to make their All-Star debuts in the 2021-22 season.

Being selected as an NBA All-Star is one of the highest honors a professional basketball player can attain, and as such, when a player makes their All-Star debut, it is seen as a huge deal by the player, his team and his fans.

There are a lot of players making strong cases to make the All-Star for the first time, so we decided to rank the 14 guys we believe have the best chances to earn that distinction this season.

Check it out below.

40 greatest European players ever: The HoopsHype list

Outside of North America, Europe is by far the biggest basketball hotbed in the world – as proved by the large contingent of players from the Old Continent in the NBA in the last three decades. When we put together our list with the 75 greatest …

Outside of North America, Europe is by far the biggest basketball hotbed in the world – as proved by the large contingent of players from the Old Continent in the NBA in the last three decades.

When we put together our list with the 75 greatest international players ever, more than half  of those who made the cut were Europeans.

Here’s how we ranked them:

Ranking: The Top 25 players under 25

It’s time for another edition of our Top 25 Players Under 25 rankings, which we’ve done in years past. The name that finished at the top of this list shouldn’t come as a surprise, though his stranglehold on the top spot isn’t as strong as it once …

It’s time for another edition of our Top 25 Players Under 25 rankings, which we’ve done in years past.

The name that finished at the top of this list shouldn’t come as a surprise, though his stranglehold on the top spot isn’t as strong as it once was.

Below, check out the full rankings, which we’re sure you’ll take no umbrage with.

MVP Race: Luka Doncic enters the race

HoopsHype ranks the Top 15 players in the 2021-22 NBA MVP Race, with this week’s edition headlined by Luka Doncic re-entering the race.

Stephen Curry remains at No. 1 while Luka Doncic re-enters the rankings for the first time in weeks after returning from injury troubles.

Check out our full MVP rankings for Week 5 below.